Welcome GWP’s Summer 2023 Interns!


Livia Cohen (Summer Fellowship) is a student at Middlebury College where she is majoring in History and Religion. Her favorite go-to book genre is memoirs (especially when written by rock stars). Raised in Atlanta, she loves the heat but has been enjoying the change of pace in Vermont where she can snowboard, rock climb, and mountain bike in her free time.

Lindsey Gallagher (they/them) (Summer Fellowship) is a non-binary nonfiction writer from Shelter Island, New York. They are currently pursuing their MFA at Northern Arizona University. They serve as the Editor-in-Chief of Thin Air Magazine and teach English Composition. Their work can be found in The Oval and The Palhouse Review. Outside of writing, they enjoy running and outdoor adventures of many sorts.

Marissa Graf (Summer Fellowship) works in college admissions and does freelance editorial work in Austin, Texas. She is thrilled to join the Green Writers Press team! She graduated from Austin College, a small liberal arts school, with a double major in English and Spanish and a minor in Art. Marissa is naturally drawn to fiction, especially mystery, and romance, but is excited to work with children’s and young adult books. You can often find her hiking, traveling, spending time outdoors, fostering puppies, and, of course, reading. Marissa hopes to open a bookshop someday and maybe even write a children’s book of her own.

Paul Hargitt (Summer Fellowship) is a recent graduate from Wabash College, where he majored in Philosophy. He became interested in the publishing industry after a conversation with his career advisor, who suggested that he should consider looking into the publishing industry if he enjoys reading and writing. In his free time, Paul enjoys taking walks with his dog, spending time with friends, and exploring new places.

Haley Smith Hutchinson is a senior at Middlebury College in Vermont where she studies Creative Writing and Psychology. Originally from the Mendocino Coast in California, she has learned how community can be cultivated through connection to local ecologies. Haley is particularly interested in telling stories of place through the unique ways individuals and organisms experience places physically, psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually. Haley enjoys exploring new and familiar environments while hiking, running, swimming, and writing poetry.

Ana Kusserow-Lair is a recent graduate of Colgate University where she was a Benton Scholar, majoring in English Literature and Creative Writing with a minor in Art History. She was born and raised in Underhill, Vermont, and spends as much time as she can there. She has been riding horses since she was 6 years old and is an avid cross-country eventer and loves working in horse barns.  She has also traveled the world with her family, from South Sudan to India. In her spare time, you can find her listening to an Audiobook or podcast, riding, mucking stalls, traveling and hanging out with her family on their back porch, looking at Mt. Mansfield and hoping a thunderstorm will pass through.

Tess Redman is a rising senior at Duke University majoring in Psychology and minoring in Creative Writing and Spanish Studies. Her favorite literary genres are suspense/thriller and fantasy, specifically magical realism. Her (probably too many) hobbies include prose writing, playwriting, singing, dancing, and listening to fiction podcasts.

Avantika Singh is a rising senior at Edgemont Junior-Senior High School. When she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys watching video essays, being a Formula 1 fan, and eating good food.

Ella Spungenis a senior at Brown University studying English and Science, Technology, and Society, with a focus in the environmental humanities. She also edits and writes for The College Hill Independent. She loves finding new spots around town, whether Providence or her hometown of Brooklyn, to read and/or identify plants.

Olivia White is a Vermonter and Junior studying Graphic Design at Tufts University. She enjoys wandering in the quiet landscape of her hometown (Hartland, VT) as well as drawing and writing poetry. Her graphics and layout work for her campus’s student publications and her minor in Environmental Studies have led her to Green Writers Press. Olivia is very excited to learn a lot and to assist the GWP with book typography and design projects this Summer!